The time has come to circle July 31 on your calendar and get ready to golf at the 2011 Verge For Youth Golf Tournament.
Organizers for the annual tournament are getting prepared for what they hope will be another successful event that helps families in need from Golden to Cranbrook.
“We want you to be a part of a Valley charity that returns all monies raised to the Valley,” said one of the organizers of the event this year, Dorothy Blunden.
2010 was a banner year for Verge for Youth, according to Blunden, as the charity raised and returned more than $54,000 to the valley.
The money raised will be going to many families in need.
“Youths who had or needed heart transplants, youths who were diagnosed with terminal illnesses, a youth with epilepsy, a father who lost his job just as his wife became ill after childbirth, a family who lost their son to cancer, a youth requiring major surgery, just to name a few,” Blunden said.
Verge For Youth has also continued to assist students in the form of bursaries and even made an educational grant to an elementary class so that everyone could take part in a skiing and snowshoeing program.
As for why she hopes people will come out again this year. Blunden said, “The Verge For Youth Golf Tournament is the major fund raising activity for this family sponsored charity.
“Make it your family project. Your immediate family, your work family, your play family. Choose a family, form a team, and sign up.”
The cost to take part is $99 for each person, which includes golf, a meal and fun at the Ridge at Copper Point Golf Course.